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unripened Green tomatoes in the greenhouse in september


 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: unripened Green tomatoes in the greenhouse in september Reply with quote

Sad

I have unripened green tomatoes in abundance in september,

Is everyone else in this situation ??

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say a lot of gardeners are in the same boat as you Michael196
This question came up last year and was answered to the satisfaction of the gardener with similar problem to you.
See here..... Tomatoes refuse to turn red.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately for me out of 12 tomato plants and 9 surviving I got a sum total of 10 tomatoes. the rest were eaten or diseased. so i hear you Micheal196, I hear you! hope you have better luck than me
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just as an experiment i put bananas into the green house at the base of the tomatoes, lets see what happens
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us updated. Wink Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i read somewhere here that cherry tomaotes require less sun.

assuming a repeat next year of this years sun less summer, whats the best type of tomatoe to grow? cherrys' ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have been emptying the banana skins and waste bits of banana on my tomatoe`s for about a week from my kids packed lunch box,the toms are still green,but now have a recipe for green tom chuckney ( iffy spelling) if they dont ripen
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: chutney on the vine Reply with quote

I hear you too M196. Follow Sal on this one and get out the chutney recipe. I can't say I got a better crop of ripe tomatoes off the cherry than the other. One handful from each give or take. I have about five lbs by weight for chutney this w/e.

Tomatoes need all the sun they can get, loads of water, a handful of dried blood in July and as little breeze as possible during the growing season. But the most important thing is to have them growing as early as possible. Next year get them in early. keep the cold off them. (They like the air temp. to be higher than 15C) And just be optimistic.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sal wrote:
i have been emptying the banana skins and waste bits of banana on my tomatoe`s for about a week from my kids packed lunch box,the toms are still green,


This works best if you use a full banana or two and let them decay naturally, releasing the gases to ripen the toms as they go. old banana skins I reckon would be pretty much spent of gases. Good source of potassium though I am told.

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